The opening of the first office of Indian Ports Global Limited at Iran’s Chabahar and the takeover of operations of the Shahid Beheshti port is a milestone in India’s regional connectivity and trade game plan.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Chabahar tidings: on Indian taking over port operations in Iran) – Dec 26, 2018.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Chabahar tidings: on Indian taking over port operations in Iran) – Dec 26, 2018
- Tidings (noun) – ख़बर
Meaning – News; information.
Synonyms – news, report; information.
Sentence – Recent days brought tidings of an official invitation to Paris.
- Take over (phrasal verb)
Meaning – take charge of, take command of, assume responsibility for.
- Open up (phrasal verb)
Meaning – make available (to create/start developing new opportunities).
- Facilitate (verb) – सुविधाजनक बनाना
Meaning – Make (an action or process) easy or easier.
Synonyms – make easier, clear the way for, assist/help.
Sentence – Schools were located in the same campus to facilitate the sharing of resources.
- Fillip (noun) – प्रोत्साहन
Meaning – Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
Synonyms – stimulus, boost, encouragement.
Sentence – This is likely to give a fillip to the economy of the State.
- Logistic (adjective) – तार्किक
Meaning – relating to the commercial activity of transporting goods.
Sentence – Australia would of necessity be less dependent on the American logistic system.
- Timely (adjective) – समयोचित
Meaning – Done or occurring at a favourable or useful time; opportune.
Synonyms – opportune, appropriate/suitable, well timed, at the right time.
Sentence – I don’t agree with everything he says but this is thoughtful stuff and timely.
- Transit trade (noun) – पारगमन व्यापार
Meaning – the business (of transporting/importing goods) via/through a country to their destination.
- In line with (phrase)
Meaning – in accordance with.
- Fleet (noun) – बेड़ा
Meaning – a group of vehicles (aircrafts/ships) work together under an organisation.
Sentence – At the same time, they sent a fleet of 100 ships to the Peloponnese.
- Set sail (phrase) –
Meaning – put out to sea, leave port/dock/harbour, start a voyage.
- Prosperity (noun) – समृद्धि
Meaning – The state of being prosperous.
Synonyms – wealth, success, the good life/well being.
Sentence – All need to be strongly represented to ensure the continued prosperity and success of the organisation.
- Necessarily (adverb) – आवश्यक रूप से
Meaning – As a necessary result
Synonyms – unavoidably, inevitably, definitely.
Sentence – the prognosis can necessarily be only an educated guess
- Temper (verb) – स्वभाव
Meaning – Improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) by reheating and then cooling it.
Synonyms – moderate, lessen, modulate.
Sentence – the way a smith would temper a sword
- Geopolitical (adjective) – भू-राजनैतिक
Meaning – relating to (the study of) the effects of geography (human and physical) on politics and international relations.
Sentence – In three of the six largest oil-producing countries oil supplies are at risk due to geopolitical factors.
- Waiver (noun) – त्याग
Meaning – An act or instance of waiving a right or claim.
Synonyms – renunciation, abandonment, rejection/deferral.
Sentence – The tuition waivers are also available to all foster children.
- Sanctions (noun) – प्रतिबंध
Meaning – A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.
Synonyms – penalty, punishment, deterrent
Sentence – If we threaten them with economic sanctions then they’re going to stop it.
- Upheaval (noun) – उथल-पुथल
Meaning – A violent or sudden change or disruption to something
Synonyms – disruption, disorder, turmoil.
Sentence – Major upheavals in the financial markets.
- Add to (phrase)
Meaning – increase, boost/enhance, reinforce.
- Reconciliation (noun) – सुलह
Meaning – The restoration of friendly relations.
Synonyms – restoration of harmony, resolution, compromise.
Sentence – His reconciliation with your uncle.
- Hedge (verb) – बाड़ा
Meaning – Surround or bound with a hedge.
Synonyms – safeguard, protect, shield.
Sentence – At the junction of these roads was a fairly large field hedged all round.
- Intricate (adjective) – जटिल
Meaning – Very complicated or detailed.
Synonyms – complex, complicated, detailed.
Sentence – The intricate detail and structure of this miniscule world is breathtaking.
- Criss-cross (verb) – आड़ा – तिरछा
Meaning – A pattern of intersecting straight lines or paths.
Synonyms – traverse, travel across, go across.
Sentence – the blotting paper was marked with a criss-cross of different inks
- Sustained (adjective) – निरंतर
Meaning – Continuing for an extended period or without interruption.
Synonyms – continuous, uninterrupted, constant.
Sentence – Several years of sustained economic growth.
- Nuanced (adjective) – सूक्ष्म
Meaning – Characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression.
Synonyms – delicate, subtle, accurate.
Sentence – Lowe’s work has gradually grown more nuanced
- Stay ahead (phrasal verb)
Meaning – to have an advantage; to remain in front.
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